Dear BC Osteopathic Practitioners

I am Jane Stark, also a manual osteopathic practitioner, writing to you from Ontario.

 I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a fascia course in Seattle this summer (August 25-27).

Cost is $670 ($300 deposit required)

Friday August 25,   9-5 Saturday August 26,   9-5  Sunday August 27,   10-5 

This course challenges several of the commonly held paradigms regarding the understanding and treatment of fascial tissue. 

In particular, it focuses on the often overlooked, yet critically important, role of loose connective tissue in the regulation of the health of the body. 

Using a comprehensive theoretical approach and her practical experience with dissection and clinical practice, 

Jane explains, demonstrates, and supervises the practice of several techniques applicable to connective using a fluidic, rather than a fibrous, 

approach to its normalization. It will also be discovered that treating the loose connective tissue 

through the medium of fluid is often a pathway to access a client’s emotional landscape. 
This is Level 1 of a unique series of classes. It is suggested that participants have a minimum of 5 years’ experience 

with bodywork/manual therapy (feel free to email about your circumstances). There will be a Level 2 class in 2018. 
Jane Eliza Stark holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Biology (1980)

 and a Master’s degree from Walden University in Clinical Research Administration (2014). 

She also holds diplomas from Sheridan College in Sports Injury Management (1990), 

the College D’études Superior in Somatotheraphy (2001), and the Canadian College of Osteopathy, in Osteopathy (2003). 

She received the honorary degree of Honoris Causa from Atman College in Sophia, France in 2008. 
 Jane has practiced as a certified Athletic Therapist since 1991 and as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner since 2003. 

She is also registered kinesiologist. She currently serves on the faculty of the Japanese Traditional Osteopathic College in Kobe Japan, 

the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO; Toronto and Winnipeg), and the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques (Vancouver and Halifax). 

She has been the director of research at the CCO since 2007. She was on the 1996 Canadian Medical Team for the Paralympic Games in 

Atlanta the 1998  Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. As well, she was team therapist for the Canadian Men’s Rugby Team in 1991-1995, 

retiring after the 1995 World Cup. Jane is recognized internationally as an osteopathic historiographer, author, and workshop leader on the fluidic

 approach to treating connective tissue and osteopathic history. To date, Jane has lectured or taught in over ten countries. 
Jane is the author of Still’s Fascia (Jolandos 2007) and a contributor to the book Fascia in the Osteopathic Field (Handspring Publishing 2017). 

Extremely popular in Europe, this fascia course differs from most because the emphasis is

placed on the fluid component of the loose and irregular connective tissue rather

than on the fibres of the dense connective tissue. Pictures of fascia from freshly dissected

animals are shown throughout which serve to augment the visualization of the vast fluid

component of connective tissue.A small class size of only 18 assures plenty of

one-on-one instructor feedback.

Registration is through Anne Hoff 206-697-0813 annehoff [at]

New Seattle Massage 4519 ½ University Way NE Seattle WA 98105 

I hope to see you there.



Paoletti Course on Osteo-articular Adjustments and Visceral Techniques
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM EDT
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The OAO is pleased to present Sergio Paoletti, author, professor and international speaker, who will be teaching a 4-day course on Osteo-articular Adjustments and Visceral Techniques from Thursday, September 28th through Sunday, October 1st, 2017.
This course will take a practical look at osteo-articular adjustments and visceral techniques. It will expand the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners's understanding of various modalities to be used in relation to pathology and dysfunction in the body. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of visceral psycho somatic interaction and will be given the best modalities used for the most efficient treatment.
Osteopathic treatment involves a complete understanding and precise knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics. This workshop will ensure that all participants are given the proper knowledge and precise skills and techniques to provide their clients long lasting results.
Dates & Times:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Cost:  $800+$104HST = $904 CDN
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This  course will be worth 30 CEUs under the Continuing Professional Development policy of the OAO.
Registration:  Only 32 spaces are available. Act quickly to reserve your spot! 
Cancellations: Cancellations must be received in writing by September 15, 2017 to receive a full refund (minus a $56.50 ($50 + 6.50 HST) administration fee) and sent to membership [at] (membership [at] Cancellations after September 15, 2017 will result in an additional cancellation fee of $150+HST. Substitutions are not permitted.


The website for the CCO Toronto's 5th Annual Founder's Day Weekend is online and registration is open. This year marks the CCO's 25th Anniversary and to mark the occasion we have a wonderful lineup of guest speakers for the Breakfast Lecture Series. Stephen Sandler and Gez Lamb from the UK will be offering two amazing seminars. Stephen will be sharing his methodology in Obstetrics and Gez will be presenting his insights on the "Fields and Levels”. These are two seminars not to be missed. 

Looking forward to seeing you all!